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Matthias Scherer

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Who's Who Legal Construction: Lawyers

Matthias Scherer specialises in international litigation and arbitration, and commercial contracts. He has acted as counsel in more than 200 arbitration and ADR/mediation proceedings under various rules (including ICC, ICSID, Swiss Rules, LCIA, DIAC, Stockholm Chamber, NAI, CEDR, UNCITRAL, CAS/TAS, Vienna Chamber, etc), governed by a number of substantive laws (common and civil laws); he frequently represents parties in arbitral matters before the Swiss Supreme Court. Among his main areas of practice are construction law and engineering contracts. He advises owners and contractors on contentious and non-contentious matters relating to construction and infrastructure projects around the world. He is frequently appointed as arbitrator by parties and by leading arbitration institutions (ICSID, LCIA, ICC, Swiss Chambers, Dubai International Arbitration Center, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, etc), in many cases for construction disputes. He regularly publishes on construction issues and is the Swiss correspondent for construction and engineering matters for International Law Office.

Matthias Scherer has also featured in Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Arbitration since its inception in 2005, as well as Who’s Who Legal: Construction; he is currently ranked among the top 75 arbitration practitioners worldwide by Chambers Global. He is the editor of the journal of The Swiss Arbitration Association, ASA Bulletin, and co-editor of The Swiss International Arbitration Law Reports. He is also a past vice chair of the IBA arbitration committee, past member of the arbitration committee of the Swiss Chambers of Commerce, member of the IBA section on energy, environment, natural resources and infrastructure, and the IBA international construction projects committee.

Matthias Scherer is co-head of Lalive’s international arbitration and construction and infrastructure practice groups.

Matthias Scherer works in English, German and French.

WWL says: Matthias Scherer is “extremely knowledgeable and well respected”, according to a range of commentators.

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